Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October 11, 2016

Oh my lanta its only been a week and i swear it has been a year. This week seriously feels like the longest day of my life. So the flight there was 16 hours due to setbacks cause they were missing some piece to the plane, like how in the world do they miss a piece?! hahaha oh well we made it safely. In Atlanta i met all the missionaries going to the same MTC as me and there was like 21 of us. I now know why they say everybody is mormon in UTAH. i was one of 2 people not from utah. But they are soooo cool we all get along great and have so much fun, maybe a little to much. trying to tone it down but its hard to study ALL DAY like if you kids in seminary think an hour is hard, try 9 hours. But honestly i love it so much! i dont ever get bored studying about the gospel. there is so much to learn. Ive come to a realization of how much i dont know. But throughtout the week ive learnded more than i have in my life. I taught a legit investigator my 3 day here and i was so nervous, but when you get into the lesson its not hard. But the door aproach and getting to know them is rough.  i have so many funny stories about it but i dont have time to tell them. One story is Elder mortezezadeh (who is someone in my district that i really like) goes up to the door with his comp and start to carry on a conversation (At this time the whole district is watching cause were practicing with our teacher) anyways he trys to carry on a conversation and asks where he lives even though hes at his door. OH MY GOODNESS i dont think ive laughed that hard in such a long time. Seriously we laugh about the silliest things. My comp is Elder Horlacher and hes is awesome, we get along great but hes kinda shy though so i feel like i overwhelm him. oh well he can deal with it. The MTC here only holds 35 people and so you get to know everyone. There are about 6 native Elders from all around africa and they're so funny. they try to mess with us cause we dont know anything but we mess with them back cause they dont know english that well hahahaha. Over the past week we practice teaching investigators and its awesome, like the real deal. Yesterday i gave away my first BoM after reciting the First Vision from memory. it was so cool and you could feel the Spirit so strongly! sorry i dont have a lot of time and they wont let me upload pictures but things ive learned this week

1) You look forward to that hour of physical activity everyday of the week
2) The gift of tongues is real, even though im not learning a longuage the Holy Ghost seriously puts words into your mouth that i never thought i knew
3) the food here wow its different so lets just say it doesnt digest well HAHA
4) im actually good a futbol, who knew HA

Love Elder Shaw

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